UW Bioengineering is proud of all our faculty, staff and students, and the many awards they earn for their work in teaching, mentoring and improving lives through bioengineering research and innovations.

Faculty Award Highlights

  • 29 American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) Fellows
  • 13 members of the Washington State Academy of Sciences
  • 14 past and current UW CoMotion Presidential Innovation Fellows
  • 6 members of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE)
  • Six AAAS Fellows
  • One National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Student Award Highlights

  • 13 current National Science Foundation Fellows
  • Two Fulbright Student Fellows, one Gates Cambridge Scholar, one Rhodes Scholar, one Luce Scholar, and eight Goldwater Scholars as of 2016
  • 5 Levinson Emerging Scholar awards
  • Multiple awards from NASA Space Grant
  • Multiple awards in business plan competitions from UW Foster School of Business
  • Fellowships from American Heart Association and Washington Research Foundation
  • More Amgen Scholars than any other UW department; 31 since 2007
  • Over 100 Mary Gates Scholarships

Featured Awards and Recognition

  • Creators of Nanodropper

BioE Alumna’s Nanodropper Startup Gets Boost from Accelerator Program

Nanodropper, a company co-founded by University of Washington Bioengineering alumna Mackenzie Andrews, MS ’19, has completed this year’s Jones + Foster Accelerator program and received $25,000 in seed funding.

  • UW Bioengineering team Concentric 2020

Concentric wins Second Place Prize at 2020 Health Innovation Challenge

A team from UW Bioengineering took home the second place prize at the 2020 Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge (HIC) March 5 on the UW Seattle campus. Concentric, a team of students in the Master’s of Applied Bioengineering program, won for their low-cost, portable screening device for corneal disease.

  • UW Bioengineering graduate student Alyssa Schul at Science and Technology Showcase

BioE graduate student Alyssa Schul wins Grand Prize at Science and Technology Showcase

UW Bioengineering graduate student Alyssa Schul took home the $1,000 Premera Grand Prize at UW’s  2020 Science and Technology Showcase Jan. 29. A

  • Society for Biomaterials Awards 2020 collage of winners

NESAC/Bio wins 2020 SFB Technology, Innovation and Development Award; Cole DeForest wins 2020 Young Investigator Award

University of Washington bioengineers have won two awards from the Society for Biomaterials and will receive the honors in May 2020. The NESAC/Bio team of Buddy Ratner, David Castner and Lara Gamble have won the 2020 Technology Innovation and Development Award, and Cole DeForest won the 2020 Young Investigators Award.

  • BioE alum Wayne Gombotz PhD '88

Bioengineering Alumnus Wayne Gombotz Receives 2019 UW Diamond Award

UW Bioengineering alumnus Wayne Gombotz (M.S. ’85, Ph.D. ’88) has received the College of Engineering’s 2019 Diamond Award for Distinguished Achievement in Industry. Dr. Gombotz's work has provided the basis of many drug delivery strategies in use and development today; multiple successful therapeutic products and processes to treat cancer, infectious diseases and autoimmune diseases; and it spurred the development of the biotechnology industry in Seattle.

  • Group photo of 6 2019 BioE Husky 100 students

Caleb Ellington, Ritika Jain, Divya Lakshmanan, Sarah Slack, Mohammed Mushtak Talib and Renae Tessem Selected for Husky 100 Class of 2019

The UW recognized six students from the Department of Bioengineering for the 2019 Husky 100, an honor awarded to extraordinary juniors, seniors and graduate students who are making the most of their education at UW.

  • Globe in Suzzallo Library

UW Bioengineering ranked fourth among biomedical engineering programs by 2018 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects

The study, compiled by the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, ranked more than 4,000 universities in 52 subjects across engineering, and the natural, life, medical and social sciences.

  • A-Alpha Bio team

A-Alpha Bio, Nanodropper, OLA Simple finish strong, win $32,500 at 2018 UW Business Plan Competition

Photo: 2018 UW Business Plan Competition Grand Prize winners A-Alpha Bio. Courtesy of UW Foster School [...]

  • Hal Holmes

Hal Holmes joins inaugural class of Schmidt Science Fellows

The Schmidt Science Fellows postdoctoral program aims to expand the horizons of the next generation of leaders and innovators in the natural sciences, engineering, mathematics and computing. It promotes the development of interdisciplinary researchers who can drive world-changing advances in science and society.